Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League

The Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League (NRRRL) is a rugby league competition run in the far north of New South Wales, Australia. It is run under the auspices of the Country Rugby League. The league formed in 2005 as an extended Group 1 Rugby League competition, featuring teams from Group 18 Rugby League. Prior to this, teams from Group 18 played in a competition with teams from the Gold Coast region of Queensland. Both Group 1 and Group 18 continue to run junior competitions.

Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League
SportRugby league
Formerly known asGroup 1 Rugby League / Group 18 Rugby League
Inaugural season2005
Number of teams12 (11 in First Grade)
Premiers Ballina Seagulls (2019)
Most titles Ballina Seagulls (5 titles)
WebsiteNRRRL at SportsTG

The competitions run by NRRRL include: First grade, Reserve grade, Under-18's and Ladies League Tag.


The following clubs in NRRRL fielded teams in the 2019 Senior Mens and Ladies League Tag competitions:

Ballina Seagulls1stsYes
Byron Bay Red Devils1stYes
Casino Cougars1stYes
Cudgen Hornets1stYes
Evans Head Bombers1stYes
Kyogle Turkeys1stYes
Lismore Marist Brothers Rams1stYes
Lower Clarence Magpies2ndYes
Mullumbimby Giants1stYes
Murwillumbah Mustangs1stYes
Northern United Dirrawongs1stYes
Tweed Coast Raiders1stYes


The following clubs fielded teams in 2018 Group 1 junior competitions: Ballina Seagulls, Casino Cougars, Clarence Coast Magpies, Grafton Ghosts, Kyogle Tukeys, Lismore Marist Brothers Rams, South Grafton Red Devils

The following clubs fielded teams in 2019 Group 18 junior competitions: Bilambil Terranora Jets, Byron Bay Lennox Head Red Devils/Dolphins, Cudgen Headland Hornets, Mullumbimby Giants, Murwillimbah Colts, South Tweed Koala Bears/Ospreys, Tugun Seahawks, Tweed Coast Raiders, Tweed Heads Seagulls

First Grade Premierships

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score Runners-up
2005 Tweed Heads Seagulls 44–18[1] Murwillumbah Mustangs Tweed Heads Seagulls[2]
2006 Cudgen Hornets 19–16 Murwillumbah Mustangs Murwillumbah Mustangs[3]
2007 Mullumbimby Giants 34–30[4] Ballina Seagulls Mullumbimby Giants[5]
2008 Byron Bay Red Devils 25–24[6] Grafton Ghosts Grafton Ghosts[7]
2009 Lower Clarence Magpies 21–20[8] Northern United Lower Clarence Magpies[9]
2010 Grafton Ghosts 14–6[10] Ballina Seagulls Grafton Ghosts[11]
2011 Grafton Ghosts 10–6[12] Murwillumbah Mustangs Murwillumbah Mustangs[13]
2012 Murwillumbah Mustangs 27–26[14] Grafton Ghosts Murwillumbah Mustangs[13]
2013 Ballina Seagulls 30–24[15] Murwillumbah Mustangs Murwillumbah Mustangs
2014 Ballina Seagulls 17–6[16] Byron Bay Red Devils Ballina Seagulls
2015 Ballina Seagulls 34–6[17] Murwillumbah Mustangs Murwillumbah Mustangs
2016 Murwillumbah Mustangs 16–14[18] Cudgen Hornets Murwillumbah Mustangs
2017 Ballina Seagulls 36–28[19] Cudgen Hornets Ballina Seagulls
2018 Tweed Coast Raiders 24–4[20] Ballina Seagulls Tweed Coast Raiders
2019 Ballina Seagulls 38-18 Murwillumbah Mustangs Ballina Seagulls

See also


  1. Final Triumph
  2. Tweed (12 September 2005). "Mustangs host Tweedshowdown | Tweed Daily News". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. Lismore (19 August 2006). "Bros have the experience". Northern Star. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. Lismore (28 July 2009). "Drought's drug ban". Northern Star. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  5. Northern Rivers (29 August 2007). "Stirring Seagulls win one man down | Lismore Echo". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. Name * (14 September 2008). "Byron Bay wins rugby league grand final | Far North Coaster Magazine". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. Name * (27 August 2008). "Grafton Ghosts, Byron Bay battle it out to host NRRRL grand final | Far North Coaster Magazine". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. Lower Clarence celebrate the 2009 NRRRL Grand Final at the Maclean Showground
  9. Name * (21 August 2009). "Minor premiers meet defending premiers | Far North Coaster Magazine". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. 2010 NRRRL Grand Final Results
  11. Ballina and Grafton Ghosts to meet in NRRRL grand final
  12. NRRRL Grand Final Results
  13. "Mustangs backed to beat Ghosts | Tweed Daily News". 1 September 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  14. gmartin (3 September 2012). "Mustangs are grand final champs | Tweed Daily News". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  15. mcraig (5 September 2013). "Ballina Seagulls set to break 20-year Premiership drought". Northern Star. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. Craig, Mitchell (17 September 2014). "Brothers key to Ballina's grand final win over Red Devils". Northern Star. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  17. Craig, Mitchell. "NRRRL's 2015 highlights and our pick for team of the year". Northern Star. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  18. "Emotions overflow as Murwillumbah Mustangs honour fallen team mate". ABC News. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  19. Craig, Mitchell (11 September 2017). "Hard-fought win for Seagulls in NRRRL grand final". Northern Star. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  20. Vivian, Steve (9 September 2018). "Raiders conquer Ballina in historic NRRRL grand final win". Tweed Daily News. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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